A "Russian Dissent" contributor is arrested
Sorry to hear that. An example of what we in the USA have to look forward to unless we can get the tyrant-adjacent Democrats out of office.
No First Amendment in Russia. The New York Times would approve.
The world is run by thugs
I was concerned reading the first sentence and initially read "FSB" as "FBI"
I wouldn't be shocked
Damn. Good luck and I hope it works out well for Boris.
Meanwhile in America, if you stand up to your local school board you may be labeled a "domestic terrorist" and is this what happens next? Democrats will soon be indistinguishable from totalitarians.
Pls let us know if there is any way to contribute to his family or to add our voices and support to any opposition movement. Thank you.
Oh no. Will add him to my prayers. Lord have mercy.
Things like this show that the people who accuse you of somehow advancing Putin's interests with your reporting and commentary are actively stupid and deeply dishonest. It's not passive ignorance. They have to work hard to be that actively stupid and dishonest.
I can't think of anyone else who has provided a similar platform for Russian dissenters, let alone try to provide legal aid in a circumstance such as this. I hope Mr. Kagarlitsky is promptly released with no harm coming to him or his family.
Awful. Unfortunately, not too different from the treatment that Trump is getting from our government, except the imprisonment will be "lawful." In the meantime, the Biden family just keeps getting richer...
NEWS FROM 2024:
"Matt Taibbi, a soft-spoken journalist dedicated to free speech and the first amendment, was arrested today, and removed to a facility that's frankly no one's business but the government. The offense is not adhering to the elite narrative and "provoking terrorism,” via a short article he wrote on Racket News last year."
Certainly wish him well but all I can think is, "coming to a democracy near you..."
Let us know if there is a way to support Boris!
Funny trump was indicted fornthe same thing.... liberals are more like putin everyday
"Our world grows more ridiculous by the hour.": Yes it does. We are all "J-6 ers" now. Dissent is considered treason and you WILL be punished harshly. I wish your acquaintance the best. Putin must be as frantic as Pelosi was when she and her cronies fenced the American people off Capitol Hill and called in the armed forces to "protect" them from the rest of us.
The ESTABLISHMENT needs an overhaul. This bullying cannot go on.